Two Tibetans set themselves afire
BEIJING: One person,Tobgye Tseten,died and another was seriously injured when they set themselves on fire outside Tibetan Buddhisms holiest temple,Jokhang Temple,in Lhasa Monday,Xinhua reported. It was the first time such protests against Chinese rule have occurred in the Tibetan capital.
US drone strikes kill 11 in Pak tribal area
Islamabad: US drones struck twice in North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan Monday and killed 11 suspected militants. In the first attack,the drones fired at missiles at a compound and a vehicle at Hassokhel,killing seven people. In the evening,a drone targeted a car in Datta Khel and killed four people. At least 29 suspected militants have been killed in drone attacks in the past six days.
Qatar: 13 kids among 19 killed in mall fire
DOHA: The Interior Ministry of Qatar said 13 children,four teachers and two civil defense officials were killed in a fire that broke out at one of the countrys fanciest shopping malls Monday. The cause of the fire is being investigated. The Villaggio opened in 2006 and is one of Qatar’s most popular shopping malls. It includes an ice skating rink and indoor Venice-style gondola rides.
Man was biting off victims face,killed
Miami: A policeman shot dead a naked man who had bitten off the face of another naked man,leaving him in critical condition,in Miami in Florida on Monday. Passersby who came upon the macabre spectacle alerted the police,who told the man to stop but he continued. A policeman fired shots that hit the man but he kept chewing on the flesh. More shots were fired,eventually killing the man,the Miami Herald reported. The police said an overdose of a powerful new form of LSD could have prompted the attack.
Father of Tiananmen protester hangs self
BEIJING: Ya Weilin,73,the father of a man killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown hanged himself after more than 20 years of failed attempts to seek justice. Tiananmen Mothers,a group a group that seeks justice for victims of the assault,said Ya had earlier warned in a note that he would fight with my death against the Chinese governments refusal to hear his grievances.
Nepal president says dissolution of Parliament a serious concern
Nepal plunged into a political crisis hours after Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai disbanded parliament with five political parties challenging the move to hold fresh elections and President Ram Baran Yadav describing the dissolution as unfortunate and matter of serious concern and regret.
The five parties described Bhattarais unilateral move to hold fresh elections as unconstitutional.
The move was aimed at capturing power and this has created frustration in the minds of the general public, they said in a joint statement. It has ended the politics of consensus and created a situation in which peoples democratic rights are suppressed.